Friday, December 18, 2015

christmas baking

it's that time of the year again... when i slave in the kitchen to make goodies for our friends, family and doug's co-workers. this was no exception, but i must admit it was absolute bliss cooking in my new kitchen under the air conditioner! finally i have a vent in the kitchen.

this years plates consisted of (from top to bottom l-r):
white chocolate rocky road
caramel fudge
chocolate truffles
clinker slice
chocolate rocky road
peanut choc chip cookies and
salted caramel slice

all of these recipes are in my christmas baking post from a few years ago which you can find here, other than the one for the choc rocky road...

milk chocolate rocky road

500g melted milk chocolate
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped peanuts
1 bag pascall pink and white marshmallows (halved)
1 bag coles brand fun size twix bars (chopped)

mix all ingredients into melted chocolate and pour into prepared tray, refrigerate until just set and then cut into bite sized pieces. 

really the sky is the limit, you can add pretty much anything you want... glace cherries, any kind of nuts, honeycomb, biscuit chunks... let your imagination run wild!

this made my ocd happy, all these perfectly shaped and pressed cookies ready to bake... and they were delicious!

and this was a great reminder of what baking is like with children... it doesn't matter that mum has popped out the pieces at the edges, we need to take the ones from the very middle... oh i had to laugh when i walked past.

and this is the best little helper ever! i just adore her and her messy face. i am in love with december... (and i adore seeing people receiving their trays, knowing that they have been though of.)
it's the most wonderful time of the year!

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